Plans are well underway to turn Boston into the world’s center of philately for eight days in 2026, as the twelfth international philatelic exhibition of the United States gathers at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC). To be held during Memorial Day week (May 23–30, 2026) in the Seaport section of the city, Boston 2026 World Expo will be a significant part of the country’s 250th anniversary festivities.

In a 352,000 square foot contiguous exhibition area, Boston 2026 will be hosting a large dealer bourse, as well as a sizable postal administration bourse, and society presence. There will be a competitive exhibition of approximately 3,500 frames, plus other special/court of honor exhibits, as well as a large literature competition.

We plan on hosting hundreds of meetings and will provide 40 meeting rooms of various sizes for this purpose. A large opening ceremony and closing awards dinner will be staged using the BCEC’s banquet room facilities. Travelers from out of town will appreciate that both Boston’s Logan Airport and Amtrak’s South Station are less than 15 minutes away from the BCEC, and that all show hotels will be within walking distance.

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USSS Society Sponsor

The United States Stamp Society (USSS) has been named a Boston 2026 Society Sponsor following the announcement of their $25,000 donation to the show. The Boston 2026 Organizing Committee thanks the USSS for their tremendous generosity. Go to News to learn more.

China Stamp Society Donation

Boston 2026 is pleased to announce The China Stamp Society’s participation in the show following the announcement of their $12,500 donation. The CSS plans on holding its annual convention and additional seminars for those interested in philately of the region, according to H. James Maxwell, show liaison and editor of the group’s award winning bi-monthly publication, The China Clipper. The Boston 2026 Organizing Committee thanks the CSS for their generosity. Go to News to learn more.

Show Label #2 Now Available

Boston 2026’s second collectible label is now available for order. This second-in-a-series patriotic-themed promotional label was created by award-winning stamp designer Chris Calle, whose artwork was used on the first label and will continue yearly up until show time. Each sheetlet contains nine water-activated labels of the same design and were printed by The Portland Stamp Company.

To facilitate collector demand, one unsigned sheet may be ordered per person, free of charge, plus postage and handling. Postage and handling charges are $5 to USA addresses and $10 to international addresses (including Canada). Single signed sheets can be ordered for a $10 donation, plus the aforementioned P&H.

Mail orders can be sent to:

Boston 2026 World Stamp Show, Inc.
PO Box 904 
Sudbury, MA 01776

Make USD checks payable to Boston 2026 World Stamp Show, Inc.

Graham Beck Joins Advisory Board

Boston 2026 World Expo is pleased to announce that Graham Beck has joined the exhibition’s Advisory Board. Graham is a YouTube superstar with nearly 29,000 subscribers watching his engaging videos covering the many facets of the hobby from a fresh and entertaining perspective.

Graham’s Exploring Stamps YouTube channel has been online since 2016 with videos on a variety of subjects, numbering 127 to date.  They are a combination of “how-to” and country/stamp related topics that investigate their origins and history ranging from a minute to over an hour in length.  All demonstrate the fascination that stamp collecting brings to young and old alike.

Boston 2026 at Other Shows

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